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Michelle Pfeiffer’s acting debut at 20 on TV’s Fantasy Island where she had ONE line

‘My first acting job!’: Michelle Pfeiffer, 63, is a Seventies blonde bombshell at age 20 as she is seen on TV’s Fantasy Island where she had ONE line

Michelle Pfeiffer is a respected Oscar nominated actress with over 40 movies under her belt including the blockbuster Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil.

But when the former model started out in the late 1970s, she was just another blonde beauty struggling to make her way.

The siren, 63, reminded her Instagram followers of that as she posted an image from her very first acting gig that helped land her a Screen Actor’s Guild card.

The beginning: Michelle Pfeiffer shared a screen grab from her very first acting gig on the TV show Fantasy Island in 1978; she was 20-years-old at the time

These days: The artist has had an incredible career since with three Academy Award nominations; seen in January 2020

These days: The artist has had an incredible career since with three Academy Award nominations; seen in January 2020

‘Fantasy Island. My first acting job. Got my SAG card! My line was: ‘Who is he, Naomi?” #TBT,’ the star wrote in her caption.

Fantasy Island was a popular prime time drama starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo that aired from 1977 until 1984. 

The looker was a beachy pinup with her hair blonde and worn down in soft waves as she sported a deep California tan to play Athena.

She was standing with other women as they seemed to be greeting a man on the far-away island where people pay to have their fantasies fulfilled temporarily. 

One of the top shows: Fantasy Island was a popular prime time drama starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo that aired from 1977 until 1984

One of the top shows: Fantasy Island was a popular prime time drama starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo that aired from 1977 until 1984

The episode was The Flight of the Great Yellow Bird/the Island of Lost Women and it aired in 1978.

Pfeiffer went on to star in Grease 2 with Maxwell Caulfield in 1982 then Scarface with Al Pacino the following year. 

Michelle was an acting staple in the 1980s with hit films such as The Witches Of Eastwick (1987) and Tequila Sunrise (1988) then became even more famous in the Nineties with Batman Returns (1992), The Age Of Innocence (1993), and One Fine Day (1996).

Big break: Pfeiffer went on to star in Grease 2 with Maxwell Caulfield in 1982

Big break: Pfeiffer went on to star in Grease 2 with Maxwell Caulfield in 1982

In the 2000s she had hit after hit with What Lies Beneath (2000), Hairspray (2007) and Cheri (2009).

In the last decade she has popped up in Dark Shadows (2012), Murder On The Orient Express (2017), Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

This post comes after she said she has learned to live a more simple life during the COVID-19 quarantine.

The actress – who is married to television writer-and-producer David E. Kelley – underwent a period of reflection during the pandemic-enforced lockdown and she came to the realization that she can ‘live with a lot less’.

An iconic role: Then Scarface with Al Pacino the following year. She played his cocaine addicted wife who eventually leaves Al's drug dealer

An iconic role: Then Scarface with Al Pacino the following year. She played his cocaine addicted wife who eventually leaves Al’s drug dealer

Discussing her experience of lockdown with Italian publication IO Donna, she said: ‘I realized that you can live with a lot less, like many I realized I don’t need much. It’s easy to live with the constant desire for something else, but in the end it is clear that they are only things, mostly useless objects.’

Michelle was unable to see her two children, Claudia Rose and John Henry, for a year due to the travel restrictions in place to stop the spread of the potentially deadly respiratory illness but she is immensely proud of both of them as they are ‘two independent and strong human beings’.

When asked if she was in close contact with her kids during the COVID pandemic, she said: ‘Not much, unfortunately. I saw them after about a year, that was a wonderful gift because they live in distant cities.

Stellar: Pfeiffer is a respected Oscar nominated actress with over 40 movies under her belt including the blockbuster Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and no signs of slowing. Seen in 2019

Stellar: Pfeiffer is a respected Oscar nominated actress with over 40 movies under her belt including the blockbuster Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and no signs of slowing. Seen in 2019

‘They have their lives now and I miss them tremendously. I feel proud of both of them, they are two independent and strong human beings.’ 

Michelle is also proud of herself for the job she did as their mother, and now she’s enjoying the friendship she shares with them both as adults.

The ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ star said: ‘I believe I was a present and protective mother. Only now that my kids are grown up, am I enjoying this new kind of relationship, a kind of adult friendship.’ 

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